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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffMonte B Cowboy Date: Oct 9, 2012 9:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for some political fire

Re: major melt down over the Presidents debate

http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2012/10/4/expanding_the_debate_watch_democracy_nows_full_three_hour_special

As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney squared off in their first debate, Democracy Now! produced a three-hour special, Expanding the Debate. We aired the Obama/Romney debate and paused after questions to include responses from two presidential contenders who were shut out of the official debate: Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party.

The special broadcast also featured interviews with George Farah, founder and executive director of Open Debates, about how the Republican and Democratic parties secretly control the presidential debates; Vincent Harding, friend, colleague and former speechwriter of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Miriam Peña, executive director of the Colorado Progressive Coalition.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 9, 2012 9:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for some political fire

Would love to see Gary Johnson added to this.

Until then, I hope the Democrat and Republican supporters never tire of their endless debasement of the economy and currency or the endless wars to sustain it.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 9, 2012 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for some political fire

Gary Johnson is on record saying that he actually supports the illegal drone wars that you are so upset about, by the way (or at least that he won't take them off the table). Whatever Gary. I can't wait until President Johnson takes us to war in Uganda. Uganda! Sounds like a foreign policy vision we can all get behind.

In other words, he is totally unprepared to be president.

http://antiwar.com/blog/2012/04/12/gary-johnson-libertarian-candidate-is-out-of-his-element/

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Oct 9, 2012 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for some political fire

Be interesting to see what he's learned since April. Maybe nothing....but I'll bet he'd at least follow the Constitution and not violate the War Powers Act.

Obama either doesn't understand the Constitutional constraints on the Executive Branch or chooses to ignore them. That's an unforgivable sin in my book.

Romney is just clueless.

Neither understand that the uncontrolled Congressional spending and national debt is going to kick our ass much sooner than fucking around in Uganda. They argue in the margins about miniscule cuts to programs to eliminate billions of dollars over several years, yet blink stupidly like owls in bright light when they are reminded that the interest alone on the debt every year is over $450 BILLION.

"My plan saves 100 billion over 10 years.......blah, blah, blah........"

What the fuck is going to happen to all the pet projects and special interests when the fiat dollar collapses? When program funding goes to zero. That's the beauty of all of this. These morons in DC can't lean forward far enough to see that their ireesponsibility and petty infighting is going to hurt a lot of people very badly when this system inverts. System reset anyone? Bad news all around.

Shitty bet when faced with choosing between a dangerous known or a clueless unknown.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Oct 9, 2012 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for some political fire

That's all well and good, but I would add Gary Johnson to the "clueless unknown" category -- not to mention the "I will never have a governing majority" category.

If a third party ever wants a shot, someone will need to find a decent candidate to field -- someone who seems ready to be president. I'm all in favor of stopping the Joseph Kony's of the world, but really, who isn't? There are much tougher foreign policy questions out there -- ones without clear answers. Sorry, but Johnson doesn't appear ready to grapple with those.